What means testing means

America's fiscal need for entitlement reform is pushing the discussion about Social Security inexorably toward "means testing," a policy both the left and the right have long avoided. Both sides realize that means testing, namely reducing or eliminating payments from the program to higher income senior citizens, would recast Social Security from its current perception by citizens as a retirement program to one of outright redistribution or welfare.

Please read my entire article on this topic at the American Spectator web page:
http://spectator.org/archives/2011/03/09/the-means-testing-temptation

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